NTBCC minutes Monday 8 November 2021

Actions and decisions are red italic. ND (‘no dissent’) means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision.

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NTBCC meeting agenda Monday 13 December

We very much welcome members of the public joining the meeting (by Zoom)

To receive the Zoom link details, please register via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/222969456647

Anyone who wants to raise an issue for discussion can do so either by submitting a Contact Us form or send a message via Twitter @NTBCC

  1. 6:45 – 7:00pm: Technology check
  2. Welcome / Admin / Apologies / Well-being
  3. Minutes of monthly meeting held on 8th November 2021
    (To approve)
  4. Police Report
    as / if received & change in reporting style / content
    (To note)
  5. Presentation : Proposals : Beaverhall House & 16, 23-27 Dunedin St (HUB / Turley)
    (To note)
  6. Environment
    • Update from the Council’s ‘Engagement Sessions’ & community response
      (To discuss)
    • GPB campaign update / next steps
      (To note)
  7. Transport
    • EV Charging Points (TRO/21/24) response & next steps
      (To note / discuss)
    • ‘Travelling Safely’ (formerly ‘Spaces for People’)
      (To discuss)
    • Trams to Newhaven – key issues / update
      (To note)
  8. Engagement and Communications
    • PSMP (‘Use of Public Spaces for Events’) – NTBCC response (15 December)
      (To agree / endorse)
    • NTBCC members / local residents ‘Walkabout’ (New Town area) on December 15
    • Update from Engagement & Communications Committee meeting
      (To note)
  9. Planning
    • NTBCC co-ordinated response to ‘City Plan 2030’ consultation (20 December)
      (To agree)
    • ‘Christmas Markets’ / Temporary installations planning process
      (To discuss)
  10. Licensing
    • Interaction between Licensing applications  & planning submissions
      (To discuss)
  11. How / Where / When
    Planning for NTBCC meetings in 2022
  12. Any Other Business

‘City Plan 2030’ – Forthcoming Information Sessions & How to Respond / Comment

Adapted from an email sent to the New Town & Broughton Community Council from the ‘City Plan 2030’ team within the Council’s Planning Department as received on Tuesday 23rd November.

This is an important document as it sets the basis for future developments across Edinburgh as well as defining the specific planning policies by which future planning applications are determined. However, it is complex, lengthy and detailed.  

There are a number of  ‘drop-in’ sessions available (but only virtual as far as we understand) to both get a better understanding of the proposals as well as to provide comments on the proposed plan. We also intend to discuss this further at our meeting on 13th December. 

(Apologies for the short notice for some of these sessions).    

The City Plan 2030 period for representations has been open for 2 weeks and there is still time to make your representations on the consultation hub before it ends on the 20th December.

The consultation hub contains the plan in full and you can comment on each section in turn or simply navigate to the part you wish to comment on. Our guide will help you navigate.

Our Quick Guide to City Plan 2030 gives an overview of each section of the plan and what it contains plus more information on the plan and the process.

You can also check out the interactive proposals map along with the accompanying Environmental Report and a range of background documents used to inform the plan.

Representations can be in support of, or object to any aspect of the proposed plan and should set out any changes you wish to see. Comments can also be made on the Environmental Report and background documents.

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NTBCC minutes Monday 13 September 2021

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 13 September 2021 at 7pm Continue reading

Reports from NTBCC Committees – as discussed at 11th October NTBCC meeting

Below are the reports submitted by the various NTBCC Committee conveners to NTBCC members prior to the October meeting. The key aspects of these reports were part of the Occtober NTBCC meeting but due to time pressures, not all of the content was discussed. The following reports cover Transport, Events (& other topics falling under the Environment Committee e.g. 2030 Climate Strategy) & Planning.

Although the key topics were discussed, there is much additional detail in these reports. If there are issues raised in them that were not covered, please contact us via  www.ntbcc.org.uk/contact/  and we will try to respond.

Thse will be included in the Minutes of the meeting – to be published officially in mid November.

N.B. This is a long read (10 minutes+)

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City Plan 2030 update

Another communication from Edinburgh Council:

City Plan 2030 – timetable update

We are preparing a new Local Development Plan for Edinburgh called City Plan 2030.

A new Development Plan Scheme setting out how we prepare a development plan and outlining the proposed timetable to take City Plan 2030 to the Proposed Plan stage has been approved by as part of an update report on City Plan 2030 to committee on 10 March 2021.

The proposed plan was due to be considered by the Planning Committee this month, but due to the significant cyberattack on the Scottish Environment Protection Agency just before Christmas 2020, the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment required to support the proposed plan was delayed.

It is now expected that the proposed plan will be published in August 2021.

The next stage of the plan process will be the ‘Period of Representations’ which will give a further opportunity for comments to be made on the plan.

How we engage with interested groups and members of the public will be determined by the coronavirus government guidance at the time. As well as a comprehensive digital plan, we will make every effort to engage with those who don’t have access to or prefer not to use digital channels. Further details on this will be published along with the Plan.

You can keep up to date with the City Plan Project by

  • subscribing to our blog
  • following us on twitter at @planningedin
  • joining in the conversation by using the #cityplan2030 hashtag.

 

NTBCC AGM minutes – Monday 12 October 2020

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s AGM, held via Zoom, on Monday 12 October 2020 at 7pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. ND (‘no dissent’) means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision.

Edinburgh Council has clearly stated that online AGMs are acceptable under the current coronavirus restrictions. Continue reading